BIRMINGHAM THREAD (Home of the 2022 World Games & a Better Place to Visit than Serbia)

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  1. southlick

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    The World Games have started!

    edit: looks like it's an exhibition game

     
    #12451 southlick, Jul 5, 2022
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  2. southlick

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  3. Oranjello

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    Apparently a Slice is going into the same spot that Basil used to unfortunately occupy in Crestline Park.
     
  4. Snakes

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    yeah that's kind of what i heard. but it's a last minute date night for us and not a whole lot of options available for Saturday night. But the fact that I was able to snag an 8:00 PM Saturday table less than a week before says a lot.
     
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  5. mal630

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    Correct. Pretty excited about it at least from a take out perspective. Could never figure basil out. Seemed like all of the employees were drunk and were just customers who were helping out.
     
  6. wes tegg

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    Sounds like you figured it out.
     
  7. Snakes

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    glad i'm not the only one who hated Basil
     
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  8. One Two

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    Didn’t the woman that owned it live in Florida or something? Seems like it was decent when it first opened and then went down hill
     
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  9. IV

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    Should we get together and do something for the world games?
     
  10. wes tegg

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    Something like that. It was hilariously inconsistent.
     
  11. One Two

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    I’m starting to worry it’s going to be a bust from an attendance standpoint
     
  12. IV

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    I mean, I’m not going just cuz
     
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  13. wes tegg

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    I think enough corporate entities bought up tix to keep that from happening. I ended up with free tickets to the opening ceremonies, Muay Thai, and Korfball.
     
  14. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    All of the day passes sold out
     
  15. ElectricDreamMachine

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    such a shame to see the libs cancel yet another patriotic business
     
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  16. IV

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    Isn’t drinking a sin?
     
  17. ElectricDreamMachine

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    yea i'll be at some world games events. planning on parkour and korfball for sure at this point
     
  18. IV

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    Guys, what is korfball?
     
  19. wes tegg

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    Basically co-ed basketball without a backboard.
     
  20. wes tegg

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    The Dutch and the Belgians dominate korfball.
     
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  21. colonel_forbin

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    But with like zero contact and no dribbling. I think you can block and steal a pass, but also can't try to steal out of someone's hands?
     
  22. ramszoolander

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    WTF already? Damn, that sucks. No way I'm paying out $200 for me and kids to watch archery in the park lol
     
  23. ramszoolander

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    Hopefully it's like the opening ceremony and there are passes on stubhub or something. It's about 20-25% cheaper than going through the WG website.
     
  24. mal630

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    I think we have a crew going to breakdancing. Found out its outside at sloss so we will see how that goes.
     
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  25. southlick

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  26. Barves2125

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    Deuce and I will be at Parkour.
     
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  27. DriveByBBQ

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    how much are tickets?
     
  28. Barves2125

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    We both won them in a Dirty Santa back in December so I can't answer that.
     
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  29. Oranjello

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    I'll be at Sumo
     
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  30. BlazingRebel

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    My new city we just rented a house in Irondale. :baby::angry:
     
  31. Deuce

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    Struck down because Irondale wouldn’t agree to a provision that prohibited discrimination in hiring based on gender identity during the period in which they help.

    So won’t help over something that won’t be applicable over a 10 day period.
     
  32. jrmy

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    Visited Birmingham last week for a night to visit the Motion Industries HQ

    The coworkers I was with picked The Fish Market for dinner and really got a kick out of all the “Greek pots” for sale on the patio. They’re still talking about it this week.

    Walked around downtown a bit around the campus of what I guess is the Children’s Hospital? Seemed like a nice downtown area. I liked how low key the airport was compared to Charlotte.

    These are my Birmingham observations, thank you for your service.
     
  33. The Blackfish

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    We could have serviced your more had you given us advance warning
     
  34. One Two

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    Where did you stay?
     
  35. jrmy

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    Hilton Garden Inn
     
  36. jrmy

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    Yeah it was a last minute trip and I couldn’t find the thread

    The food was decent but the atmosphere was hilarious
     
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  37. Deuce

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    Perfect description of the fish market.
     
  38. wes tegg

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    I bet you were the youngest person there by forty years.
     
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  39. One Two

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    I like the Fish Market :crossedarms:
     
  40. One Two

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    But yes decor is over the top
     
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  41. jrmy

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    I had blackened redfish or red snapper or something like that

    It was really good. Sides were decent. The three guys I was with managed to order like $200 worth of food because they all wanted to try the gumbo and jambalaya and so they all got an order of it each and then there were 2 or 3 apps ordered that largely went untouched

    The wait staff looked disgusted at how much food they dropped off at our table lol
     
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  42. One Two

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    If you ever find yourself there again get the fried shrimp. Says you get 12 pieces but in true generous Greek fashion it’s always 15 plus
     
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  43. ElectricDreamMachine

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    you work for motion? One of my best buddies worked outta their office here until like two weeks ago
     
  44. spagett

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    Haha I know someone that works for motion in bham... or at least he did last time I saw him

    He's a crazy asshole
     
  45. IV

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    wife and I go some times
     
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  46. jrmy

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    No, they distribute our products. Just visiting because they do some heavy automation in their distribution facility that we were checking out because we’re designing some new DCs
     
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  47. Snakes

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    Hmm one of my good friends just left Motion after working there for several years too
     
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  48. ElectricDreamMachine

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    probs diff guys cause my friend was only in bham for like two years. decided to move to richmond, va to be closer to fam
     
  49. One Two

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    Apparently Alabama Power told everyone to work from home and downtown city center is currently dead
     
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  50. ElectricDreamMachine

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    my commute to mom's yesterday took eight minutes instead of four. already feeling the vast impact of road closures!
     
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